Parliament dissolved, constitution suspended


The higher military council that has taken over following the departure of ex President Hosni Mubarak has said that it has dissolved parliament and suspended the constitution.

In a statement from the state television, they say that they will remain in power for six months or until elections are held.

Meanwhile attempts by the military to clear Tahrir Square of protesters has led to scuffles.  Some protesters are saying that they will not leave until all their demands are met.

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